INSIDE: Use a vintage wooden folding ruler to make a DIY framed letter board. Turn a vintage yardstick into photo frame.
Sometime, somewhere, I accumulated a vintage wooden folding ruler. All I know is that I’ve had this wooden yardstick in my sewing basket for a long time. To the point where it was starting to crack. Something DIY-ish had to be done. It was too cool to toss.
Fast forward to the other week, when on a recent buzz through a favorite store, I broke down and picked up a much-wanted letter board.
Here’s how I combined the two pieces together in, what I think, is a fun message board for the family.
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How to Make Vintage Letter Board for Home Decor
If mama’s verbal message can’t get through to the kids, a message board on the wall can.
– Folding wooden ruler (Can’t find a vintage one? Buy a knock-off here.)
– Letter board or Large photo frame
– Screwdriver (flat head works best)
– All-purpose epoxy glue
– Optional: Small saw tooth picture hook
How to decorate with vintage folding ruler
I got a wild hair to tackle this project in the hour before I had to run carpool duty! It came together rather quickly.
It was hard, figuratively speaking, to take apart this awesome vintage ruler but it wouldn’t fit the message board frame otherwise.
I pried the ruler apart at the hinges with a flat head screwdriver.
Laying out the ruler onto the frame of the message board, it was secured with some all-purpose heavy duty glue.
And several impressionable-but-rarely-ever-read heavy duty books to ensure all things stuck.
I left the excess ruler fold-up at the side of the frame.
how to make rustic vintage letter board for home
My boys are really into “army guys” so a great way to spread my daily mantra of “be kind” is to come up with some nifty message that (hopefully) gets through to them.
How have you re-purposed some cool vintage find?
This store-bought letter board turned eclectic vintage home decoration is perfect for your Family Word of the Year project.
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